of Mexico and Puerto Rico’s Francisco Perez
concluded the five-day bowling competition in the 2014 Central American & Caribbean Games with victory in Masters Saturday at Bolerama in Veracruz, Mexico.
In the women’s gold medal match, Góngora defeated Kamilah Dammers of Aruba, who led in all-events and after round robin match play, 235-211, to claim her second gold medal in the Games after winning the Team event.
L-R Dammers, Góngora, Ramirez and Guerra.
The top four men and women after seven games of round robin match play (20 bonus per win, 10 for a 10) which added to the 24-game all-events total advance to Masters final. In the semi-finals, Góngora booked her spot in the finals with a 202-175 win over Aumi Guerra, Dominican Republic, while Dammers topped Anggie Ramirez, Colombia, 223-199.
Dammers, who started the bowling competition with victory in Singles, received the silver medal. Guerra, who won bronze in Singles, and Ramirez, who won gold in Doubles with team mate Maria Jose Rodriguez, shared the bronze medal.
Perez defeated Mario Quintero of Mexico in the men’s title match, 245-207, to become the only three-time gold medalist in the bowling competition, which featured five disciplines (Singles, Doubles, Trios, Team event and Masters). Perez’ other gold medals came in the five-player team and in doubles. He also earns a silver medal in trios.
L-R Quintero, Perez, Ruiz and Otalora.
Perez flew past Manuel Otalora of Colombia in the semi-finals, 254-202, and Quintero stunned tournament leader Ildemaro Ruiz of Venezuela, 200-180. Quintero took silver and has medaled in all five disciplines. He also finished third in Singles, Trios and Teams and second in Doubles.
Ruiz, who won gold in Trios and silver in with the Venezuelan team, and Doubles bronze medalist Otalora shared the bronze medal.
The team from Puerto Rico led bowling’s medal tally at the Central American & Caribbean Games with three gold and one silver medal. The host country Mexico won the most medals of all 12 countries (10) to sit in second place with two gold, four silver and four bronze.
Colombia was third with two gold and four bronze medals. Aruba (1-1-0) and Dominican Republic (1-0-2) each won one title while Costa Rica took home one silver medal.
In addition to the medal competition, El Salvador and Guatemala earned the final two spots in the 2015 Pan American Games from standings based on the combined all-events of the top two bowlers from each non-qualified country, bringing the total number of qualified countries to 15.
Argentina, Aruba, Brazil, Canada (host), Chile (women only), Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Panama (men only), Puerto Rico, United States an Venezuela booked their tickets for Toronto, Canada, next July previous to this week’s event.
The 2014 Central American & Caribbean Games will be held from November 14-30 in the Mexican state of Veracruz.
60 men and 58 women from 12 countries – Aruba, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Puerto Rico, Venezuela and U.S. Virgin Islands participated in the bowling competition at Bolerama Veracruz a.k.a. Bolerama U.D Leyes de Reforma in Boca del Rio. The city is part of the metropolitan area of the city of Veracruz.
The bowling competition featured five disciplines: Singles, Teams of Five, Doubles, Trios and Masters.
Colombian women, Venezuelan men earn gold in Trios at Central American & Caribbean Games
Colombian women, Puerto Rican men emerge as Doubles Champions at CAC Games
Mexican women, Puerto Rican men claim gold in Team event at CAC Games
Dammers, Prats start Central American & Caribbean Games with victory in Singles
2014 Central American & Caribbean Games – Medal Tally
Final standings after five disciplines: Singles, Doubles, Trios, Team event and Masters. two bronze medals were awarded in Masters.
2014 Central American & Caribbean Games – Women’s Masters Finals
1. Sandra Góngora, Mexico, 437 (2 games)
2. Kamilah Dammers, Aruba, 434 (2 games)
3. Aumi Guerra, Dominican Republic, 175 (1 game)
(tie) Anggie Ramirez, Colombia, 199 (1 game)
Semi-final Match 1: No. 2 Góngora def. No. 3 Guerra, 202-175
Semi-final Match 2: No. 1 Dammers def. No. 4 Ramirez, 223-199
Championship: Góngora def. Dammers, 235-211.
Women’s Masters – Round Robin Match Play
Top 4 advance to the medal round
2014 Central American & Caribbean Games – Men’s Masters Finals
1. Francisco Perez, Puerto Rico, 499 (2 games)
2. Mario Quintero, Mexico, 407 (2 games)
3. Ildemaro Ruiz, Venezuela, 180 (1 game) and
(tie) Manuel Otalora, Colombia, 202 (game)
Semi-final Match 1: No. 2 Perez def. No. 3 Otalora, 254-202
Semi-final Match 2: No. 4 Quintero def. No. 1 Ruiz, 200-180
Championship: Perez def. Quintero, 245-207.
Men’s Masters – Round Robin Match Play
Top 4 advance to the medal round